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Saturday 18 August 2018

Hazard wants clarity over Conte's future

DECISIONS: Eden Hazard
DECISIONS: Eden Hazard

Eden Hazard wants clarity on Chelsea manager Antonio Conte's position at the club, as well as what signings they plan to make in the close season, before he makes his mind up about his own long-term future.

Conte won the Premier League in his first year at Chelsea but his future is unclear after they finished fifth last season and failed to qualify for the Champions League.

When asked if his future at the club depended on who was in charge at Chelsea next season, Hazard said: "I want to know, but like I say, I am focused on the World Cup. If we have something new - manager or players, it is always good to know it because I want players that can (help bring success back to) Chelsea next season."

Hazard, 27, will be a key figure for Belgium as they take on England, Panama and Tunisia in Group G at the World Cup and he played in their final warm-up game last night, a 4-1 win over Costa Rica in Brussels in which Romelu Lukaku scored twice.

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